OPW Says Cost Of Tidal Barrier Would Cost In Excess Of €165 Million
The Office of Public Works says the cost of a proposed tidal barrier for Cork as part of flood relief plans proposed by the Save Cork City Group looks set to hit the €165 million mark.
The OPW says they are continuing to review the report commissioned by the group, however their preliminary findings show that the barrier would also not address fluvial flooding like the flood which hit the city in November 2009.
The Save Cork City Group believe the tidal barrier is a better solution for Cork's flood problem rather than the OPW plan which includes the raising of quay walls which the group is fundamentally opposed to.
Speaking to RedFM News Ezra McManamon of the OPW says the tidal barrier as a proposal is not cost beneficial.
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